Friday, August 16, 2019

Why Does America Do Free Refills?

When I moved to America from Britain all those years ago, there were many culture shocks; but one that probably affected my weight more than any other was the notion of free refills. As someone with absolutely no will power, I found myself quickly piling on the pounds. So I wanted to know more. When did the practice start? And who was responsible?




Laurence Brown is a British writer and YouTuber who somehow convinced the city of Chicago to let him in. He is an English Language graduate from Lancaster University and a passionate word etymologist, with a particular interest in British and American neologisms. Since moving to the United States, he has become increasingly curious about Britain's historical influence on American culture and about America in general.

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